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Date Added: Wed 01/03/2023

Learning Support Assistant

Purley, UK
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Company: REED

Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Salary: £70 - £90 per day, Negotiable

Learning Support Assistant

Location: Croydon & Sutton

Daily supply, short term, long term

Negotiable Rate

Registration and Interviews taking place ASAP

“The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.” -B.B. King

Are you looking for a rewarding and challenging career in education? Do you have a passion for helping students with learning disabilities or special needs? If so, consider applying for the position of learning support assistant (LSA) for our local schools.

As an LSA at our schools, you will be responsible for providing one-on-one or small group instruction to students who need extra support in their studies. This may include students with learning disabilities, behavioural challenges, or other special needs. You will work closely with teachers, parents, and other education professionals to develop and implement individualised learning plans for these students and monitor their progress to ensure they are making progress.

To be successful in this role, you should have a strong understanding of different learning styles and the ability to adapt your teaching methods to meet the needs of individual students. You should also be patient, empathetic, and able to work well as part of a team. A degree in education or a related field is preferred, but not always required.

The role will include but is not limited:

  • Getting the classroom ready for lessons
  • Listening to children read, reading to them, or telling them stories
  • Helping children who need extra support to complete tasks
  • Helping teachers to plan learning activities and complete records
  • Supporting teachers in managing class behaviour
  • Supervising group activities
  • Looking after children who are upset or have had accidents

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be patient and willing to build relationship with children
  • Have an empathetic nature
  • Have experience working as a general teaching assistant (preferably)
  • Good behaviour management
  • An ability to build good working relationships with both pupils and adults


Working with REED grants you…

  • 24/7 access to a personal consultant who is an expert in Education recruitment.
  • Access to a huge range of teaching opportunities through our network of branches across England and Wales
  • Competitive pay rates
  • Support with payroll and timesheets
  • Access to CPD courses
  • Access to the REED Rewards scheme which includes professional indemnity insurance, life/critical illness insurance, personal accident cover and a 24-hour legal and counselling helpline service

Apply Now or alternatively call Amy at our Croydon office!

REED EDUCATION is a specialist consultancy focusing exclusively on the Education sector. For over 60 years Reed’s education recruitment specialists have been delivering outstanding service to schools and educational settings across the UK.

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